Friday, August 27, 2010

Goals, goals, goals....... what has become of them?

So...... I had a goal of reaching 225.5 by last Sunday, which no matter how hard I tried, how long I stayed on the elliptical, how clean I ate, I could not break the stall I've had for two weeks. I was 229.2, then 228, and now again at 229.2.

I do however, have some theories........

• I have a nasty sinus infection. Infection doesn't seem the right word for this, because it feels much more like I took an axe to the face last week! I'm currently on a second, more aggressive round of antibiotics, and have been taking Vicodin for the pain.

I've stopped the vicodin, because everyone needs to poop SOMETIME...... and the vics make it nearly impossible for me!

• I'm bloated. BLOATED. B  L  O  A  T  E  D. I haven't seen a lot of water retention since I've gotten my band, and suddenly, my left foot blew up like a BALLOON. I tend to retain water on the top of my left foot, suspiciously under a tattoo that I have. I'm not sure what the issue is with that, but I always know I've got some extra water going on when that tattoo takes on a very 3D look and feel. All the ink raises up, and it takes on quite an interesting appearance. Weird, but true. Wonder if there's scar tissue there? Anyway....... on days of exceptional water retention, the entire top of that foot gets swollen, which happened on Sunday. I think the vicodin/antibiotics might be the culprit in the great BLOAT.

• On Sunday, we went to my Uncle's 80th birthday party. It was very nice, a catered affair, and the coleslaw was delish. I am going to have to concede here, though, and realize that catered meats are going to FOREVER be on my banned list. No insult to caterers out there, but there's no way to keep chicken, ribs, pork, ham, or any other type of meat moist enough for this bandster. After bitching like crazy at my mother, who while sitting next to me kept cawing "chew, chew, chew" in my ear, I complained that she was picking on me, and to go and pick on someone else for a while. Of course, within 30 seconds, I was STUCK....... sliming, and generally miserable. Thankfully, it moved within 10 minutes, and I was fine. Of course, during that 10 minutes, mom was able to explain to everyone at the table what getting "stuck" means. Thanks mom!

Anyway...... I ate fine at the party, ate the foods that I wanted, stayed away from the cookies, had a few bites of cake (nasty...... cherry chip cake with REALLY granular frosting.... eww!) and some weird sort of blueberry pie that was much more like a bar of some sort.

Monday, I didn't exercise, mostly because it felt as if my nose was actually going to fall off my face. I went to the dentist, thinking the problem was a tooth, it's my sinuses. Asked about sinus surgery....... told that in most cases, it makes matters worse. I've had this goddamn sinus infection for at least 15 years. WTF?!?

Mom and Dad watched the kids while I went to the dentist, and when I came back, Dad wanted to talk. Ut-oh. He never wants to talk. Anyway, short story, he has prostate cancer, and is going in for treatment in 2-3 weeks. Some sort of cryo procedure. They caught it early, it isn't affecting anything else, and it's a very slow growing cancer.

I was strong for him, and the moment they left, I ransacked the kitchen.

Long blow up story abbreviated: I gained 9 pounds since Monday. Today is FRIDAY. I will admit that I ate shitty food....... but I didn't eat 9 pounds worth of shitty food. I still ate much much less than I ever did pre-band, but I think between the antibiotics, vicodin bloat, and magic shell ice cream sauce, I messed myself up but good!

I put on my big girl panties yesterday, got back on my elliptical, and ate clean yesterday, and plan on eating clean today. and tomorrow. and everyday thereafter.

I tripped and fell. I've brushed myself off, and I'm going to take care of this. However..... I was still UP .2 pounds today. I was half expecting to see the scale see 235, not 237.4 today.

I'm not changing my ticker, because I don't plan on staying here. I STILL want to see 225.5, and I want to see it by October 1st!

Friday, August 20, 2010

Eggface's contest

One of my favorite blogs that I follow is:

Shelly has delicious recipes, awesome links and pictures, and has a "Day in my pouch" posts, that show what she's eaten that day, with photos/recipes.

She's currently having a GIVEAWAY Contest:

It's GIVEAWAY time!

The Prize: A variety pack of Sugar Free Torani Syrups. Includes one bottle of each Sugar Free Vanilla, Hazelnut, Caramel, Chocolate, Raspberry and Irish Cream. I heart these syrups. They are a must have for post weight loss surgery life. I use them in everything from Protein Shakes & Smoothies, Protein Ice Cream, Cakes,Puddings, Donuts, Yogurt, Coffee & Tea... the possibilities are endless.

So, please go take a look at her awesome blog, and even get in the contest! I don't mind the competition..... but send one bottle to me if you win :)

BTW....... I'm so close to 150 down, I can taste it. Of course, today, I was up 1 pound...... but I think it has to do with my nasty case of "vicodin constipation" (having horrible tooth pain, dentist is out of town until Monday..... and the commercial wine I've had for the last two nights.

Commercial wine?

My husband and I make our own wine, for the sport of it, because I'm sulfite sensitive, and generally, the quality is that of a $50-70 bottle of wine, and we pay just under $3.00 a bottle. I tell you... we enjoy the heck out of it.

It's very noticeable that the sugar content in our wine is MUCH less to that of the commercial wines we sometimes supplement into our household (the wait times on wine making sometimes leave us without any wine in the house..... egad!)

We had some Barefoot Wines Pinot Grigio last night.... and I could really detect the sugar.

Hence....... +1

I know I'm doing fine otherwise, but I really wanted to be -2.5 by Sunday, and now I need to be -3.5 by Sunday.

I'll be shocked if it happens, and prepared for it not to be!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Momma wants to hit a big goal by THIS Sunday!

I am posting this goal sheet, that I've been working on since 2002!

I am exactly 2.5 pounds away from being able to say "I've lost 150 pounds"

I would like to say this on Sunday, at my Uncle's 80th birthday party. I haven't seen a lot of these people since a wedding last September.

So....... here's the goal sheet:

375.5: Beginning weight, my highest ever recorded weight. I felt HORRIBLE that I was closer to 400 than 300. It scared me, and I was starting to have some problems, like not being able to reach everything while in the shower, and I broke a chair at a friends house (one of those cheap plastic lawn chairs)

351.4:  Then revisited many times. I was 350-355 when I went to the lap-band doctor for the first time. achieved 7-2009
348: a weight I've logged MANY times achieved 7-2009

345: Weight where I don't have to contort myself to properly cleanse everything. achieved 8-2009

339: I was able to diet down to this number in 2006, and then gave up. All my new clothes were just starting to fit. I'm such an ASS! achieved 8 -2009

333: In 2004, I started Atkins at this weight... this was the time when I was able to get down to 269 (with the help of the stomach flu!) achieved  8-2009

330: The top weight of my favorite scale. Seeing that "ERR" message is always a humbling and depressing sight. achieved 8-2009

329: I'll register on my favorite scale! (this scale isn't currently working...needs a battery.)achieved  9-2009

326.5: A number I was at during my first few posts on this forum, in 2002.achieved 9-2009

319: Because the 320's and I have REALLY battled it out!achieved 9-2009

315: Only 15 pounds away from 300!achieved 9-2009

308: Last time I was weighed for life insurance, this is what I weighed. I also got a rejection notice because of my height/weight ratio. I wanted a large policy so that my children wouldn't have to worry for money if something happened to me. The best I could get was a $250k policy. achieved 9-2009

305: I hit this low in 2005, around March!achieved 9-28-2009

300: The top weight on my "other" scale is 300.achieved 10-2009

299: Want this by April 23, 2007!achieved 10-2009

298: Two town!! I remember weighing myself on a scale at Walmart and thinking "at least I didn't see the ERR message"!!achieved 10-2009

280: I weighed this when I was doing plus-size runway in NYC. I remember thinking that I looked really good then.achieved 11-2009

279: I *complained* in this journal that I was back up to 279 That was April, 2004. achieved 11-2009

275.5: I hit this in April, 2004 achieved 12-2010

262: All time low in the past 8 years. I hit this between March-April of 2000, a few weeks after I had given birth to my boys achieved 2-2010

248: Shift from Morbidly obese to severely obese (oh, joy) achieved 5-2010

240: I'd love to see this by September 16, 2010 achieved 6-2010

225.5: Officially losing 150 pounds from highest weight, would like to hit this by August 22,2010 for a family party! 

216: I weighed in at a Nutri-System sometime in 1987, and was surprised that I was over 200 pounds. I was 20 years old. I'm now 42.

199: A trip back to Onederland... haven't been there in at least 20 years!

191: I'll be considered OVERWEIGHT instead of OBESE (BMI 29.9)

185: I remember going with a friend to see a guy we knew from high school in jail. Our priest had asked us to go and visit him, and let him know that we care about him. Anyway... a very large scary man was sitting in the seat next to him, and asked me to pick up the phone. I did, and he expressed his desire to know me better. Of course, I was young and freaked out, I was a senior in high school, and pretty naïve, so I just smiled. He had told me he liked girls with some meat on them, and had said "I'm a good judge of weight... I think you weight 185". I remember being weirded out, because that's exactly what I weighed!

160: I weighed this when I was a freshman in high school.

159: MY BMI would be considered NORMAL, instead of OBESE (24.9)

140: I dieted down to this during my freshman/sophmore years. This is the least I have weighed for my height. I was fully 5'6" at age 15, and haven't grown in height since. Here's a picture of me, weighing about 140:

Friday, August 6, 2010

1 Year Bandiversary.......

First...... a photo!

This picture of me on the left is Halloween 2005, at my highest weight.

Note to all the smartasses: I was dressed up as Mimi from the Drew Carey Show for Halloween in the picture on the left. Picture on the right was taken yesterday.

Today, my weight is: 229.2

Total weight loss so far: 


Can I get a woot woot?

I planned on writing more, but with triplets, a full-time job at my home office, 2 dogs, 1 husband who had his citizenship oath this week, my brother in town on business who wants to have dinner, and my BFF wanting to go to an art fair tomorrow, somehow the day got away with me!

Hopefully, a big, juicy update tomorrow!

Monday, August 2, 2010

Coming up on my Bandiversary

This Friday marks 1 year since I got my lap-band.

I can't believe it's been a year! So many things have changed...... I'll have to start now on my giant list, so I can post it all on Friday!!